Some EpiPens recalled, FDA says

Posted April 05, 2017

The recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices' failure to activate.

Some EpiPen autoinjectors have reportedly not quite been autoinjecting as they're supposed to, prompting the parent company to voluntarily initiate a far-reaching product recall. EpiPens affected under the new recall were distributed in the USA between December 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016.

The drugmaker, Mylan, announced it is recalling more than 81,000 epipen devices in the U.S. and other continents.

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Meridian Medical Technologies, a manufacturer of Mylan's EpiPen auto-injectors, has expanded a recent voluntary recall to include some of the life-saving medical devices in the United States, officials said Friday.

UPI reported that the recalled EpiPen (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr.

Problems could be potentially life threatening, although the defects are described as "extremely rare".

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Amid accusations of price gouging, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified before Congress in September.

EpiPens deliver an emergency dose of adrenaline to people at risk of a serious allergic reaction. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.

In total, more than 100,000 products that could be affected were distributed across the country.

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